The reported impasse between Everton and striking prospect Lewis Dobbin appears to have been resolved which should now see him remaining with the Blues.
Dobbin's contract is up at the end of the season and he has been free to hold talks with other interested clubs but Everton have been keen to avoid the same situation that saw Thierry Small walk away as a free agent last summer.
Dobbin, who has broken into the first team this season with some substitute appearances, has expressed his desire to remain with his boyhood club and it appears from a reliable source that there has been a breakthrough in negotiations on new terms for the 19-year-old.
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1 Posted 26/01/2022 at 18:03:33
2 Posted 26/01/2022 at 18:07:13
3 Posted 26/01/2022 at 18:13:05
4 Posted 26/01/2022 at 18:19:00
5 Posted 26/01/2022 at 18:23:26
6 Posted 26/01/2022 at 18:26:33
7 Posted 26/01/2022 at 20:13:56
8 Posted 26/01/2022 at 20:50:30
I've seen him play wide in the cameo against Norwich and more central / up front, but as I've said before, I can see a potential number 10 in him. That's purely going off instinct; I'd have to watch him a bit more to make a solid judgement.
Now let's get Warrington closer to the first team.
9 Posted 26/01/2022 at 22:12:30
The vultures from other clubs will be using the prevailing turmoil to try and lure away all Everton's best players.
10 Posted 26/01/2022 at 22:13:22
11 Posted 26/01/2022 at 22:21:07
Anthony Gordon has been much improved recently and seeing young lads like that make a positive impression on a game gives the crowd a big boost.
12 Posted 27/01/2022 at 08:32:34
There had been fears that 19-year-old striker Dobbin would follow the lead of other promising youth players, like Thierry Small and Mohamed-Ali Cho, in leaving Goodison Park.
The Athletic understands that Everton chairman Bill Kenwright led talks in recent weeks in the absence of a footballing structure.
13 Posted 27/01/2022 at 08:59:39
We can but hope.
14 Posted 27/01/2022 at 09:49:37
15 Posted 27/01/2022 at 10:58:40
Who writes for the Athletic? If they think Kenwright has been involved in the talks to keep Dobbin here, they must be listening to Billy Boy or one of his nodding dogs. As you know Dobbin and his advisors have been holding on signing since last summer. Benitez couldn't believe that the lad hadn't yet signed for the club, this was only a couple of months ago. He was the one who started the ball rolling to get the lad to sign along with Emilio Lawrence another young lad.
Kenwright is in London most of the week so although I don't know who has made the breakthrough in these talks I can only surmise that Kenwright has come in at the very end to put the finishing touch, hopefully, to Dobbin signing.
I would think that Benitez was the man who started the initial talks to get the lad to sign – and also Lawrence, if he eventually signs for The Blues. Kenwright will always accept the plaudits, even if they are not true but will never admit to the many lies he has told.
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